If you and 11 of your friends think you have what it takes, enter the Special Olympics Fire Truck Pull this Saturday at Texas Roadhouse, 1381 Danville, in Abilene.


The event is presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), SOTX’s largest grass-roots fundraiser, as a means to raise funds to provide Special Olympics programming for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Abilene and the surrounding Big Country area. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the first pull is slated for 8:45 a.m.

To attempt this feat, you will need a team of 12 to help pull the 55,000-lb fire truck for 75 feet. An awards ceremony will follow featuring the fastest teams and the team with the most money raised.

The entry fee is $25 per person or $300 per team. If you have fewer than 12 members, please indicate so that “fill-ins” can be found.

For more information, visit www.sotx.org/firetruckpull or contact Luann Chastain (lchastain@sotx.org) at 326.677.3200.

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR)

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is Special Olympics’ largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle.  In Texas, the Law Enforcement Torch Run began in 1985 and had grown to become one of the largest in the nation.  In the last decade, Torch Run has contributed over $12 million through the dedication of thousands of law enforcement personnel fundraising on behalf of SOTX.  The support provided by this dedicated group has contributed greatly to programs in local communities, which involve more than 55,200 athletes with intellectual disabilities throughout the state.

About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.  SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 55,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  To learn more, visit www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646.